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Practice Based Research Workshop

​​In collaboration with the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, the Center recently Co-hosted a highly successful Workshop on Practice Based Research, which was held on the UC San Diego campus. Practice-based research is a form of original research undertaken within the setting of medical practice. This type of research modality may produce research findings that are immediately relevant to clinicians and easily translated into everyday practice. The workshop educated health providers and students on the principles and practice of PBR and helped establish new research collaborations to support their research interests. The workshop agenda can be found here

PBR Workshop Speakers
PBR Workshop Speakers

​​Workshop on Practice-Based Research (PBR) and Pragmatic Studies
7:30-8:15amBreakfast and Registration
8:15-8:30amRusty Kallenberg, MD, UC San Diego
Welcome, Introductions, and Orientation to the Day
8:30-9:15amKeynote: Wilson Pace, MD, University of Colorado, Denver
Practical issues in implementing PBR

OBJECTIVE: Will inform attendees of the practical issues of conducting PBR, including the benefits and the challenges encountered and how to overcome them
9:15-10:00amKeynote: Jeffery A. Dusek, PhD, Integrative Health Research Center, Penny George Institute for Health and Healing
Integrative Medicine PBR; BRAVENET and PRIMIER

Will inform attendees of the advances of Integrative Medicine research and how it is influencing the direction of allopathic practice
10:15-10:45amRusty Kallenberg, MD, & William Sieber, PhD, UC San Diego
Overview of PBR Efforts at UCSD

OBJECTIVE: Will inform attendees of the PBR efforts at UCSD in order to learn about possibilities, and how to move their practices forward for PBR
10:45-12:15pmPresentations on Logistics of PBR - I
Paul J. Mills, PhD, UC San Diego
Overview of Presentations

Shahrokh Golshan, PhD, UC San Diego
Research designs appropriate for PBR

OBJECTIVE: Will present and discuss different design and statistical issues involved in common and practical PBR trial designs and how to collaborate with a statistician
Samantha Hurst, PhD, UC San Diego
Qualitative Assessments

Will inform attendees about the use of qualitative data in developing contextualized evaluation/research efforts in their practices, including bridging qualitative data with quantitative data in mixed methods designs

Rusty Kallenberg, MD, UC San Diego
Identifying practical and proper endpoints; PROMIS

Will inform attendees of the NIH PROMIS questionnaire system and how to use it for their PBR
12:15-1:15pmRound Table Lunches: Bring your PBR Project Planning Questions

Presentations on Logistics of PBR - II
Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, UC San Diego and National College of Natural Medicine
PRECIS Guidelines and Pragmatic Clinical Trials

OBJECTIVE: Will inform attendees of the many issues surrounding conducting pragmatic research trials within the clinic setting; the benefits of these trials to obtaining effectiveness data for their practice

Laura Redwine, PhD, UC San Diego
Building PBR Collaborations

OBJECTIVE: Inform attendees how to build successful collaborations amongst other clinicians and researchers to advance their PRB efforts

William Sieber, PhD, UC San Diego
Patient Engagement, Subject recruitment and Data Collection

OBJECTIVE: Patient engagement in PBR is fundamental. This presentation will inform attendees of various ways to get patients participating in research, as well as important issues related to data collection.

2:45-3:15pmRyan Bradley, ND, MPH, UC San Diego
Successful Implementation of IM PBR

OBJECTIVE: Will inform attendees of the nuts and bolts of how to successfully design and implement integrative PBR
3:30-3:45pmPaul J. Mills, PhD, UC San Diego
Resources and Pilot Funding Programs Available

OBJECTIVE: Will inform attendees of resources available at UCSD and opportunities to apply for pilot funding to support and conduct PBR
3:45-4:15pmPanel Discussion With Speakers & Call To Action

OBJECTIVE: This panel will enable further discussion and interaction on the workshop topics